Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

Saudi Crown Prince, US Secretary of Defense discuss troop deployment

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman received a phone call on Wednesday from the US Secretary of Defense during which they discussed ongoing arrangements to send US troops of a More »

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

Saudi Energy Minister confirms restoration of Kingdom’s gas production capacity

:: Saudi Arabia’s Minister of Energy confirmed on Wednesday the restoration of production capacity, affirming the Kingdom’s position as a reliable energy supplier in the global market. The energy minister, Prince Abdulaziz More »

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

Egypt calls Erdogan statements ‘ironic,’ accuses Turkey of sponsoring terrorism

:: Egypt’s foreign ministry spokesman, Ahmed Hafez, slammed Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s statements at the UN General Assembly this week where he urged the UN to “handle the suspicious death of More »

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

Saudi Crown Prince: Attacks are test of int’l resolve against destructive acts

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Wednesday that the attacks on Saudi Aramco oil facilities are a test of international resolve in the face of destructive acts that More »

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

Saudi Crown Prince says attacks on oil facilities are a ‘dangerous escalation’

:: Saudi Arabia’s Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said the recent attacks on Saudi Aramco facilities represented a “dangerous escalation not only toward the Kingdom but also the entire world.” The Crown More »


Tag Archives: DONALD TRUMP

Prince Khaled bin Salman appointed US ambassador

Prince Khaled bin Salman

Saudi Arabia on Saturday announced the appointment of Prince Khaled bin Salman as the new ambassador to the US. Prince Khaled is an air force pilot who flew missions as part of the Saudi contribution to the anti-Daesh coalition. He

Trump has to undo Obama’s Mideast legacy

Ahmad al-Farraj

By : Ahmad al-Farraj :: Ever since Donald Trump became president, I have come to realize how bad the situation was during Barack Obama’s term. The latter served two terms which were mostly lean years on the level of America’s

Donald Trump says shooting in Paris looks like ‘terrorist attack’

President Donald Trump says Thursday’s fatal shooting in Paris “looks like another terrorist attack.” Paris police say a gunman has killed a police officer and wounded another before being killed himself in an attack on the Champs-Elysees shopping district. It

US says Iran complies with nuke deal, but orders review on lifting sanctions

The Trump administration said on Tuesday it was launching an inter-agency review of whether the lifting of sanctions against Iran was in the United States’ national security interests, while acknowledging that Tehran was complying with a deal to rein in

Trump’s threats of action against Syria to N. Korea need more than force

Abdulrahman al-Rashed

By : Abdulrahman al-Rashed :: North Korea’s foreign minister longs for Barack Obama’s days, as he recently said that his successor Donald Trump seems to be evil judging by his tweets and statements. Irans Supreme Leader feels the same as

North Korea accuses US of creating situation for nuclear war

Kim Chang Min

North Korea’s deputy UN ambassador accused the United States on Monday of turning the Korean Peninsula into “the world’s biggest hotspot” and creating “a dangerous situation in which a thermonuclear war may break out at any moment.” Kim In Ryong

Erdogan gets congrats call from Trump as he tells monitors ‘know your place’

Ignoring concerns raised by international monitoring groups, President Donald Trump called Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday to congratulate him on the country’s contested referendum greatly expanding presidential powers. The move comes despite protests from opposition parties and international

Unpredictable Trump unsettles China as North Korea policy wobbles

Joanna Chiu

By : Joanna Chiu :: From Twitter threats to Tomahawk missiles, US President Donald Trump’s unorthodox and seemingly impulsive approach to foreign policy has unsettled China, piling new pressure on its hands-off North Korea policy. As tensions rise on the

Trump administration says no US trading partners manipulate currency

US President Donald Trump’s administration declined to name any major trading partner as a currency manipulator in a highly anticipated report on Friday, backing away from a key Trump campaign promise to slap such a label on China. The semi-annual

North Korea’s nuclear threat to the US: ‘We will respond to war with war’

North Korea is prepared to respond to any nuclear attack by the United States in kind, the country’s number two official said Saturday. “We’re prepared to respond to an all-out war with an all-out war and we are ready to

Trump’s missile message to Assad: What next?

Amir Taheri

By : Amir Taheri :: What next? This was the question circulating in Western capitals hours after the US carried out a missile attack on Syria’s Shayrat air base, reportedly destroying nine bombers and damaging a further five. Some analysts

Trump: It is time to end Syria’s ‘brutal civil war’

US President Donald Trump told allies it was time to end Syria’s “brutal” civil war Wednesday, as he branded the country’s leader Bashar al-Assad a “butcher” and questioned Russia’s role in a suspected chemical attack. Trump, standing alongside NATO Secretary

Toward an enlightened environmentalism

Mark Malloch Brown

By : Mark Malloch Brown :: The relationship between business, politics and the environment is about to become more complicated. As US President Donald Trump’s administration threatens to dismantle vital environmental protections, some of which have existed for decades, business

Before supporting Trump on Syria, what deal is he selling?

Chris Doyle

By : Chris Doyle :: Engaging the administration of US President Donald Trump as an ally, let alone an adversary, has proved challenging. Major question marks hang over his future policy to the UN, the EU, NATO, Russia and China,

Trumping up a peace deal between Israelis, Palestinians

Yossi Mekelberg

By : Yossi Mekelberg :: Few outside the US welcomed Donald Trump’s election victory as much as Jewish settlers in the occupied West Bank and their right-wing supporters in Israel. The prospect of moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv

Trump, May and Merkel aim to convince Russia to end Assad support

US President Donald Trump spoke in separate phone calls on Monday with British Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel about the US air strike in Syria last week, the White House said in a statement. May and

Gorsuch sworn into Supreme Court, vows to serve Constitution

Neil Gorsuch

President Donald Trump praised new Supreme Court Justice Neil Gorsuch during a White House swearing-in ceremony on Monday as a jurist who will rule “not on his personal preferences but based on a fair and objective reading of the law.”

Trump to sell attack planes to Nigeria for Boko Haram fight

Donald Trump

The Trump administration will move forward with the sale of high-tech aircraft to Nigeria for its campaign against Boko Haram Islamic extremists despite concerns over abuses committed by the African nation’s security forces, according to US officials. Congress is expected

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